Make us your home page

Investigation of principal reveals strife among staff, PTA at Hillsborough's Bailey Elementary

DOVER — It began in April, when the Hills-borough County School District froze end-of-the-year spending earlier than usual. Bailey Elementary Principal Russell Wallace wanted to send t …


Hacked emails show Democratic Party hostility to Bernie Sanders


Mom of autistic man at center of Charles Kinsey shooting: My son is traumatized


Dining planner: 5 of the best places to get a milk shake in Tampa Bay

Dining planner: 5 of the best places to get a milk shake in Tampa Bay


Movie planner: Filmme Guild screens 'Safe'; 'Star Trek Beyond' and yet more 'Ice Age'

Movie planner: Filmme Guild screens 'Safe'; 'Star Trek Beyond' and yet more 'Ice Age'


Things to do Planner: Metrocon, Straight Outta Oz, Snooty the manatee's birthday

Things to do Planner: Metrocon, Straight Outta Oz, Snooty the manatee's birthday


Coconuts Comedy Club celebrates 30 years of laughs in St. Pete Beach

Coconuts Comedy Club celebrates 30 years of laughs in St. Pete Beach


  1. Computer security stymies volunteers' efforts to find homes for dogs at county shelter

    Local Government

    HILLSBOROUGH — Pickle, a 1-year-old, brown pit bull terrier, faces euthanasia after spending a month in an animal shelter with little hope of adoption.

    In addition to animals that come directly to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, the shelter takes the overflow from the private, nonprofit Humane Society shelters in Tampa.
  2. Rowdies tie New York Cosmos, coach rips officials


    ST. PETERSBURG — Sometimes there are ties that feel more like a loss. And then there are ties like Saturday night's 2-2 match between the Rowdies and New York Cosmos.

    Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Joe Cole attempts to juke out defenders during the Tampa Bay Rowdies game against the New York Cosmos on Saturday night, July 23, 2016 in downtown St. Petersburg. ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  3. Colome gives up two homers in ninth as Rays lose to A's

    The Heater

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Drew Smyly, finally, gave the Rays a good start. And then Alex Colome, finally, turned in a bad ending.

    Tampa Bay Rays' Alex Colome, left, walks off the field after giving up the game-winning home run to Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy in a baseball game Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 4-3. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) OAS112
  4. Rays likely to take trade talks right to deadline

    The Heater

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Rays' starting pitchers are going to be popular topics of conversation for another week.

    Matt Moore, left, and Jake Odorizzi could be former members of the Rays rotation by the Aug. 1 deadline for nonwaiver deals. The Rays have reportedly been in talks with several contenders who need starting pitching.
  5. Bucs GM Jason Licht raring to go as camp gets set to start


    TAMPA — He flew away with his bride to Colombia and Panama to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. He joined a family reunion in Nebraska. He hiked the Rocky Mountains with his kids. He snuck away for a couple's weekend in Chicago, watched the Cubs at Wrigley Field and dined with manager Joe Maddon.

    Bucs general manager Jason Licht is fully back in work mode after some traveling this summer.
  6. Women say problems at Fox News go well beyond Roger Ailes


    In 2006, after nearly a decade at CNN, Rudi Bakhtiar came to the Fox News Channel's headquarters in New York with a command of foreign policy, an appealing personality and a delivery that easily switched between light and serious.

    Chairman Roger Ailes resigned from Fox News on Thursday after claims of sexual harassment.
  7. Blocked FG in final second helps Storm win 41-40


    TAMPA — In the swarm of players at the line of scrimmage, it was hard to identify which Storm defensive lineman got his hand up to block Portland's potential winning field goal in the final second.

  8. Fennelly: USF, UCF need teamwork in Big 12 push


    The universe is constantly expanding.

    College conferences are not.

    This is it.

    USF is either in or out.

    The Big 12 land rush is on.

    It's the pivotal moment in the history of USF athletics.

    USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan talks to the press after giving his presentation to the Trustees Academics & Campus Environment (ACE) workgroup about his future goals of the athletics program going forward at the USF Marshall Center in Tampa on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Harlan also expressed a strong interest of moving to a larger athletics conference such as the Big 12 Conference.
  9. Rays Tales: Current Rays' trade stories

    The Heater

    Trades are hot topics right now, with Rays at the center of myriad rumors. When the deals are made, the focus is usually on how it impacts the teams — how much better off one is for whom it added or how much worse off the other is for whom it gave up. Lost in the stats and the projections and the analysis is the …

    A call to Erasmo Ramirez made him worry that he’d overslept.
  10. Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days (w/video)


    CANBERRA, Australia — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new world record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.

    Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov floats at more than 20,000 feet near Northam, Australia, during his solo flight. Konyukhov traveled more than 21,000 miles on his journey.

Rubio and Cruz a study in contrasts over Donald Trump

Marco Rubio’s RNC speech lasted 1 minute 25 seconds. His first reference to Donald Trump came 50 seconds in....


For starters: Rays vs. A's, bouncing back

After Friday's 13-inning 1-0 loss, the Rays are looking to bounce back tonight against the A's.

LHP Drew Smyly, who is winless over his last 10 starts, is on the mound for the Rays, RHP Kendall Graveman for the A's.

OF Oswaldo Arcia is in the Rays lineup, Steven Souza Jr. is not, though it has nothing to do with what looked to be a hand injury on Friday, Cash said.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b
Miller ss
Longoria 3b
Dickerson dh
Pearce 1b
Arcia rf
Guyer lf
Kiermaier cf
Casali c
Smyly p

The A's made a late change to their lineup, scratching RF Josh Reddick. Also, they are without ex-Rays C Stephen Vogt, who was placed on the family leave list....


Julian Dennison and Sam Neill star in Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Review: 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople€™' finds small pleasures in vast New Zealand bush

In what will be his last indie before tackling Thor: Ragnarok, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi starts thinking bigger — if only slightly bigger — in Hunt for the Wilderpeople....